Cluster Management

First select Clusters:

Sextant Select Clusters

Add a Cluster

Step 1

On the Clusters page click on the Add button top right. This will take you to the following screen:

Sextant Add Cluster

Step 2

Follow the instructions to download and run the create-service.sh script making sure that your kubectl context is set to the correct target cluster. Then run the get-values.sh script:

Sextant Get Values

Step 3

Complete the form chosing a meaningful name and copying the results of Step 2. In this case we are using doc-demo-cluster:

Sextant Activate Cluster

Step 4

Click the Activate button and you should see your cluster added to the list of available target clusters:

Sextant Cluster Added

Interact with a Cluster

Once a cluster has been added to the list of target clusters you can interact with it using the four icons on the right. These allow you to:

Deactivate a Cluster

Sextant Cluster Deactivate

Clicking the Deactivate button prompts you to confirm:

Sextant Cluster Deactivate Dialog

Important

You won't be able to do this if there are deployments associated with the target cluster you are trying to deactivate.

Complete this dialog with the correct cluster name:

Sextant Cluster Deactivate Confirm

Clicking Confirm completes the deactivation:

Sextant Cluster Deactivated Successfully

Note

At this point the only option available to you is now Delete, which has replaced Deactivate, and Edit.

Permanently Delete a Cluster

To permanently delete your cluster select Delete:

Sextant Cluster Delete

Then complete the dialog with the correct cluster name:

Sextant Cluster delete Confirm

Warning

Clicking Confirm deletes the cluster permanently.

Reactivate a Cluster

Alternatively you can select Edit:

Sextant Cluster Edit 2

This takes you to the Edit page for this cluster:

Sextant Cluster Edit Recover

At this point you can reactivate the cluster simply by hitting Save button without changing anything:

Sextant Cluster Reactivate

Return to Interact with a Cluster.

Edit a Cluster

Sextant Cluster Edit

Clicking the Edit button presents you with a form where you can, for example, change the name of the cluster. Here we've changed it to btp-demo-cluster and as a result it has been reactivated under this new name:

Sextant Cluster Reactivate

Return to Interact with a Cluster.

View a Cluster

Sextant Cluster View

Clicking the View button presents you with details of the cluster:

Sextant Cluster View Cluster

Add a Deployment (Shortcut)

This view also contains a shortcut that lets you Add a deployment without going to the Deployments page:

Sextant Cluster View Cluster Add Shortcut

Note

This effectively takes you straight to create a deployment Step 3.

Audit Trail

However if you scroll down the View page for the cluster you can see the audit trail of all tasks associated with it:

Sextant Cluster View Audit Trail

Return to Interact with a Cluster.

View a Cluster's Deployments

Sextant Cluster View Deployments

Clicking the Deployments button lists the deployments associated with this cluster:

Sextant Cluster List Deployments

Note

This is effectively an alternative route to create a deployment Step 2.

Return to Interact with a Cluster.